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When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Are the polls right?
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
LHC glimpses hint of new physics
Latest observations hint towards new particles.
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
How to predict an election
Forecasting election results is a sophisticated business.
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